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Shutter trouble pentax ZX-50

I was using my camera for a couple of hours, turning it on and off. I was in the middle of a picture and the shutter released, sounding like it was too dark for the photo and that I needed the flash on (it was brigh daylight). I turned the camera off several times and put fresh batteries in. I was barely able to manually rewind the film (it read 24 for the count but was not a full role). The camera will not turn on now and the shutter still will not release. Is this a complicated fix?

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